Seattle Chamber Music Society
The Executive Director will be responsible for overseeing SCMS programs and the financial strategy to implement them. The major programs center on the live festivals and related activities in Seattle, emerging virtual presence of concerts and other content, community engagement efforts, and promotion of opportunities created by the Center. In close partnership with the Artistic Director, the Executive Director will lead SCMS in promoting the artistic vision and the strategic direction of SCMS programs. Reporting to and collaborating with the board of directors, the Executive Director will spearhead philanthropic support initiatives, develop community partnerships, and raise the visibility for SCMS regionally and nationally. This individual will guide a comprehensive strategic planning process with stakeholders to expand audience access, engagement, and participation in conjunction with SCMS’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives. The Executive Director will mentor, model, and motivate staff in an inclusive and collegial manner while developing realistic goals and accountability measures.
Qualified applicants should have a bachelor’s degree, graduate degree preferred, or equivalent professional experience in business, arts, or nonprofit administration. A minimum of seven to 10 years of demonstrated success in administrative leadership in the arts, music, or creative industries is required. The successful candidate must have a passion for music and the ability to articulate the importance of music, education, and culture. Leading candidates will also have experience in finance, development, relationship management, and strategic planning. The selected candidate will demonstrate exceptional written and spoken communication skills.
To submit a cover letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments (electronic submissions preferred), please visit artsconsulting.com/employment.